New School Year Kick-off!

Attendees arrive at Kickoff

The 2nd Annual New School Year Kick-off

The ASD Nest Kick-off was a resounding success! 400 teachers, therapists, and administrators gathered to hear remarks from NYC Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and participate in "Expert Workshops" by domain specialty and "Exploration Workshops" on topcis of interest. Keep reading for more information.


Nest Staff Grant Program

NYU's ASD Nest Support Project announced a new ASD Nest Staff Grant Program, to provide funds for teachers and therapists to address Nest students' strengths and challenges.

Grants are only available for teachers and therapists currently working in the NYC DOE's ASD Nest Program schools, as a part of that school's Nest team.

Applications are due September 30



Workshop Handouts 

In the afternoon, "Exploration Sessions" covered a variety of topics to help staff support their students with ASD. Click the name of the workshop below to download a copy of the workshop handout.


Break Magnets


All Kick-off participants received two magnetic break cards to use as a part of their classrooms' self-regulation systems (break areas, cozy corners, etc.).


If interested in ordering more, do the following:

  1. Download this file to your computer (you will upload this to a website later—you do not need to be able to open it)
  2. Visit the Vistaprint website magnet page by clicking here
  3. Click the button under "Upload Your Image" to upload the "Break_card.psd" file 
  4. Click "Next" three times over the next couple pages to confirm the design, then "Approve" when asked
  5. Continue with the ordering process

Note you can often find deals by googling "vistaprint coupon code" and entering a discount code before you complete your order!